Light Eternal

Light Eternal : Vocal score

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for SSATB, organ, and optional tubular bell or handbell Light Eternal brings together the liturgical text for Remembrance, Lux Aeterna, and the evocative poetry of Denise Levertov. Commissioned as part of a trilogy, Light Eternal has a haunting and exotic quality, the music beautifully illustrating the sense of the texts. The anthem was first performed on Armistice Day 2012 by the Oakham Chapel School Choir and conducted by Peter Davis. Suitable for Remembrance and other occasions of solemn commemoration.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 176.02 x 233.93 x 1.02mm | 27.22g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193394693
  • 9780193394698

About Cecilia McDowall

Educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, Cecilia McDowall has been described by the International Record Review as having a 'communicative gift that is very rare in modern music. An award-winning composer, McDowall is often inspired by extra-musical influences, and her choral writing combines rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism. Her music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading choirs, among them Phoenix Chorale and the Choir of New
College, Oxford, and is regularly programmed at prestigious festivals in Britain and abroad.
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Review quote

Cecilia McDowall's Light Eternal is significantly enhanced by the (optional) use of a single tubular bell or handbell . . . The work's grandeur is achieved by the simplest of means - vocal lines that are easily rendered by a competent chamber choir and a simple organ part, whose pedal line involves only four slow-moving notes. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ, November 2014 *
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